Culture Culture is learned and shared behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, values, and material objects that characterize a particular group or society. While society is a group of people that has lived and worked together long enough to become an organized population and o think of themselves as a social unit. The characteristics or culture is learned, transmitted from generation to generation, it’s shared, is also adaptive and always changing. Culture can be broken up into two such Material Culture and Non-material Culture; Material Culture consist of the tangible objects that people in society make, use and share like furniture, jewelry. While Nonmaterial culture deals with the way people interpret and understand the world; some example of these
Two people coming from two different societies will have different culture. The reason for this is because culture is acquired throughout the person’s life experiences in the social environment in which one grew up. Culture is therefore, learned. Anthropologically, Edward Tylor (1871, as cited by Tharp, 2009) define culture is a “complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, arts, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society” (p.1). Tharp (2009) further argues that “culture involves three basic human activities: what people think, what people do, and what people make” (p.1).
Culture is what stands as a comprehensive concept it includes both an individual’s preferences and the way people make decisions. We say culture is acquired since an individual is born into a culture, these cultural influences operate by having set boundaries for an individual behaviour and also influences the functioning of the families at large; these boundaries mentioned above are called norms and these norms are derived from cultural values or formerly beliefs rather principles that reinstate what is not desirable; non adherence to these norms is considered social disapproval in highly sensitive culture individuals could even be banished from their groups, these cultural values create norms and sanctions which in turn also influence consumption
Chapter One Introduction Language is the basis of all human communication. Be it in the form of signs, written or oral communication, all languages consist of a set of codes which when arranged in a particular order and employed in a particular context conveys meaning. The language that we use reveals a lot about us, our social standing, and our ideas; in short, our identity. On the other hand, the language that we are exposed to also shapes our identity, because language use is a learned behaviour. In this situation, culture plays an important role.
Definition of culture: The culture has different definitions and meanings. For some people they refer it as a valuable literature, art, music and food while the anthropologists mentioned that culture is an acquired knowledge of the human attitude style. This expression was firstly used by (Edward B. Tylor, 1871); he also said that culture is “that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society”. Culture is both a strong human mean and a sensible fact towards people it is transferred from generation to generation. Culture is a social patrimony category, a created set of discovery or developed in the past in order to solve their problems inside or outside the community.
Culture is an identity of a group of people living in specific place. It is the knowledge of the particular group of people which defined by everything such as their language, religion, arts and music etc. Culture is a pattern of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding learned by socialization (Zimmermann, 2015) . Culture is the identity of a nation and the society is impossible without it. Every culture has its own characteristics such as learnt, social, adaptive, social, continuous etc.
Introduction As human beings, we have the ability to pass on our thoughts,emotions and our opinions to the others which are truly a remarkable ability. The way we use the language can be an influence for our self-concept and identity. One of the main influences of our language is culture,but except the influence in the language, it also affects as in how we conceive about who we are as persons and of our origin. Language as language has a social aspect,which by this we mean that language it is used by people of the society. Because the social feature of the language is that important it is studied by sociolinguistics which is a part of linguistics in terms of social factors.
Culture Culture has been defined differently by different authors. Culture has been defined as learned and shared human patterns for a day to day living outlines. These patterns saturate all features of mankind social communication. Culture is the basis human adaptive instrument. Culture is also the collective programming of the mind which differentiates the members of one groups of people from another.
Culture rules each aspect of life, including beliefs, customs, laws, morals, art knowledge and peoples' capabilities. It consists of precise and implicit patterns of behavior which are acquired and conveyed by symbols, composed of distinct achievements of the society (Milne, 2010). Culture enables members to associate with others without necessarily negotiating the meaning of their actions. It is a system of shared values and behaviors, although not homogenous; it enables people to act in a socially appropriate manner. Also, culture is learned from peers, institutions, and families but the fulfillment of individuals' needs varies cross-culturally (Bambery, 2014).
The concept of self and identity is important because the concept of self involves beliefs and knowledge about oneself and also it helps us organize and manage information about ourselves. The self-concept is a component of our self-schema which is a cognitive representation self and how we process the information about our self and others. How we conceptualize our self depends on the culture and society we belong to because many a time our self is constructed due to our interaction in the social settings hence in contrast to the self “self-esteem” is ones affective or emotional reaction towards and feelings about one’s self that is evaluative and asking questions like “Do I like myself?” is relevant to self-esteem. Concepts of self can be